Guest Services A – Z Guide
2019 FAIR PROGRAM
Click Here to download and print the 2019 Indiana State Fair Program
Accessible parking can be found just inside Gate 1, the southwest corner of the infield adjacent to the ADA accessible walk tunnel and the south lot of the Indiana School for the Deaf. Most restrooms are accessible to persons with disabilities.
Free-standing ATM’s are found around the Fairgrounds.
All permitted bags, purses and fanny packs are subject to search upon entry and within the Indiana State Fairgrounds. All entrances may utilize “Bag Search Areas” for guests carrying a permitted bag. Regulations prohibit alcoholic beverages or glass items. Guests are not allowed entry with the aforementioned prohibited items. The Indiana State Fairgrounds does not offer a Claim Check area nor storage lockers.
It is unlawful for children 15, 16 or 17 years old to be in a public place in Marion County at any time between 1AM and 5AM Saturdays and Sundays; after 11PM on Sundays through Thursdays and before 5AM on Mondays through Fridays unless accompanied by the child’s parent, guardian or custodian. For children younger than 15 years old, it is unlawful to be in a public place in Marion County after 11PM or before 5AM on any day unless accompanied by the child’s parent, guardian or custodian. Other exceptions apply in specific circumstances. Contact Security at (317) 927-7520 if you have questions.
DESIGNATED SMOKING AREAS
In an effort to create a healthier environment for everyone at the State Fair, there are now designated smoking areas stationed around the Fairgrounds. The areas will be clearly marked with protection from the elements and a receptacle for all discarded smoking materials.
First Aid is located in Hook’s Historic Drug Store Annex, near the 38th Street Main Gate (Gate 1), at the Public Safety Center near Fall Creek Parkway (Gate 6) and in front of the Corteva Agriscience FFA Pavilion. Emergency ambulance service is available. During the Fair they can be reached by calling (317) 927-7520.
One of the best things about the Indiana State Fair is the chance to get close to all the different animals. The safest way to enjoy the animals is to be sure and wash your hands each time after contact with any animal at the Fair. This is especially important for young children. As you stroll around the Fairgrounds, you will notice dozens of hand-sanitizing stations and restrooms.
Please take advantage of them to keep your hands clean, especially if you are about to enjoy some delicious Fair food! BE SMART, STAY HEALTHY, WASH YOUR HANDS! Wash your hands after petting any animal – it’s the best way to enjoy the Great Indiana State Fair.
HOURS OF OPERATION
Gates open each day at 9AM. No tickets will be sold after 9PM Sunday through Thursday or after 9:30PM Friday and Saturday. *All times dependent on weather and other unforeseen conditions*
STATE FAIR INFORMATION BOOTHS pres. by PRAIRIE FARMS
The State Fair Information Booths can be found at Gate 6, Gate 12, in the northeast corner of Pioneer Village, and on State Fair Blvd just inside Gate 1. Hours are 9AM – 9PM. Visitors can receive information about events, concessions and other Fair activities. Senior Shuttle wristbands can also be purchased here.
INFORMATION PHONE NUMBER
Fair information line is (317) 927-7500.
Breastfeeding mothers and families are welcome to visit one of the two new Lactation Stations located in the Renewal by Andersen Family Fun Park and in the Red Cross at Hook’s Historic Drug Store – to nurse their babies, use the changing station, or gather information about women’s and infant health issues.
LEAVING / RE-ENTERING THE FAIR
Anyone who leaves the Fairgrounds and would like to return later must get their hand stamped, or they will have to pay the $13 entrance fee upon return. The hand stamp is only good for the day it is issued. Each day of the Fair, a stamp with a different symbol, number or color will be used. If the fairgoer does not have the specific stamp that corresponds to the stamp of the day, then they will have to pay the $13 admission fee. Hand stamps are available until 8PM. The Gate Supervisor will oversee this procedure.
Please contact the Public Safety Center during the Fair at (317) 927-1400 with any reports of lost children. Lost children found should be taken to the Indiana State Police Information Booths located in the Public Safety Center (Gate 6), across from the Administration Building and across from the Corteva Agriscience FFA Pavilion (Gate 12). The State Police can be reached at the northeast information booth by calling (317) 927-7665 and at the southwest information booth at (317) 927-7666.
LOST & FOUND
If you have lost something during the State Fair you can reach the Public Safety Center during the Fair at (317) 927-1400. After the Fair is over you may reach our switchboard at (317) 927-7500 with any questions regarding a lost item.
STATE FAIR PARKING INFORMATION
Gates open at 9AM every day. Parking is $8 in the Infield. Cars & vans may enter through the 38th St. Main Gate, Fall Creek Parkway (Gate 6), Gate 10 at the northeast corner, or Gate 16 at the northwest corner. Customers can also park at the Indiana School for the Deaf off of 42nd Street and on 46th Street north of the Indiana School for the Deaf for $8. Free shuttle service to the Fair is offered at the 46th Street lot.
State Fair Park and Ride service is available at Glendale Mall’s Rural Street lot. Free shuttles operate every 20 minutes from 10AM – 11PM daily.
Animals not involved with State Fair exhibits or being used as service animals are not allowed.
All guests entering through gates are subject to search. To ensure guests have a safe and enjoyable to the Indiana State Fair, the following items are not permitted at the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center:
- Aerosol Cans
- Alcoholic Beverages
- Animals (service animals allowed)
- Beach Balls
- Glass Bottles
- Commercial A/V Equipment
- Illegal Substances
- Sticks, Bats, Poles
- Weapons, Firearms, Knives
Restrooms are located in the following buildings:
Farm Bureau Building
West of Renewal by Andersen Family Fun Park
Purdue Extension Ag/Hort Building
South Pavilion/Saddle Horse Barn
Cattle Barn/West Pavilion
Corteva Agriscience FFA Pavilion
Hoosier Lottery Expo Hall
Corteva Agriscience Harvest Pavilion
Hoosier Lottery Grandstand
4-H Exhibit Hall
Draft Horse Barn (Champions Pavilion)
Indiana Arts Building
West Side Communications Building
Sheep Barn (Elements Financial Blue Ribbon Pavilion)
SHUTTLE SERVICE AT THE FAIRGROUNDS
Shuttle service is $1.00 for one trip around the Fairgrounds. Seniors (ages 55+) ride FREE during both Wednesdays of the Indiana State Fair. Shuttles are sponsored by Hoosier Lottery, MHS, Sleep Number, Indiana811, Tractor Supply Co., FedEx Employees Credit Association and Indiana State University.
The ADA-Accessible Shuttle is available for $1.00 for persons with disabilities.
Shuttle service is available Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:30AM – 10:30PM, Fridays and Saturdays 9AM – 10:30PM and Sundays 9AM – 10PM. Shuttle service on Tuesday will be available from 9:30AM – 5PM.
STATE POLICE INFORMATION BOOTHS
The State Police Information booths are located in the Public Safety Center near Gate 6, (317) 927-1400, across from the Administration Building, (317) 927-7666, and across from the Corteva Agriscience FFA Pavilion near Gate 12, (317) 927-7665.
The Great Indiana State Fair is known for its festive atmosphere and beautiful fairgrounds. Please help us keep it that way! Dozens of trash containers are located throughout the Fairgrounds for your convenience. Thanks for your help in keeping the Indiana State Fair the cleanest fair in the country!
No person in possession of a deadly weapon shall be permitted onto or be permitted to remain on the Fairgrounds (including knives); any person properly licensed to carry a firearm must secure the firearm in a locked compartment of his/her vehicle and it shall not be visible to a passerby.
WHEELCHAIR & SCOOTER RENTAL
Scootaround is the exclusive scooter & wheelchair rental service for the Indiana State Fair. Visit them inside of the 38th Street Main Gate Entrance and east of the Grand Hall from 8AM – 10:30PM or inside Gate 12 from 9AM – 10:30PM. Click Here for more information.
Under Indiana law, an agritourism provider is not liable for an injury to, or the death of, a participant in agritourism activities at this location if the death or injury results from the inherent risks of agritourism activity. Inherent risks of agritourism activities include risks of injury inherent to land, equipment, and animals as well as the potenital for you to act in a negligent manner that may contribute to your injury or death, or for other participants to act in a manner that may cause you injury or cause your death. You are assuming the risk of participating in this agritourism activity.